What is Autoimmunity
Autoimmune / Autoimmunity is a disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks healthy cells. Autoimmune diseases have different causes, but many occur because of an overactive immune system.
When you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system starts attacking your body’s normal tissues and organs instead of its external threats. The result can be inflammation or even organ failure.
Some autoimmune diseases include Type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus to name just a few. Chronic infections like tuberculosis can also cause an autoimmune response in some people.
How do you get an auto immune disease?
Autoimmune diseases are often triggered by factors such as diet, stress, genetics, and hormones. If you have an autoimmune disease there are treatments available that may help manage symptoms or prevent complications from developing such as organ damage from the condition itself or from secondary infections caused by the disease or its treatment medications.
The most common autoimmune diseases include
-Type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus)
-Lupus erythematosus (lupus)
-Myasthenia gravis (myasthenia gravis)
-Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Can Intermittent fasting cure autoimmune disease?
Fasting can also help reduce the severity of a flare-up for people with autoimmune diseases. Helps reduce potential diet triggers. It can also help raise cortisol, which can suppress the immune system during a flare-up.
Most of the time, the root cause of the autoimmune disease is stress, so by doing intermittent fasting, you are removing your body’s intoxication, repairing your fatty liver, making Insulin hormones respond well, and recovering your gut by giving it time to recover.
These all contribute to reversing the root cause of autoimmune disease.